My Dinner with Jimi (2003)

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The Turtles, a California rock band, tours England for the first time, meeting Frank Zappa, the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Kaylan
Royale Watkins ...
Mark Volman
Bill Uttley
John Barbata
Sean Maysonet ...
Jim 'Tucko' Tucker
Jim Pons
George Stanchev ...
Al Nichol
Henry Diltz


Howard Kaylan, a singer for the rock band The Turtles, is about to marry his girlfriend and his band is traveling to England for the first time in the wake of the massive success of their hit single, "Happy Together", but fears that the band will not be well received in England. After the band's disastrous meeting with the Beatles, Kaylan has a life-changing dinner with guitarist Jimi Hendrix, whose band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is about to make their American debut, and Kaylan finds that Hendrix shares Kaylan's fears about his American debut. Written by Anonymous

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If you can remember it, then you weren't there.


Comedy | Drama | Music





Release Date:

7 December 2007 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Ena deipno me ton Jimi  »

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Entertaining, well directed, natural acting, genuine moments
16 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I just saw the film at a film festival in Hollywood. I thought THE TURTLES made a great subject, the time period and other musicians of the era were well represented. The budget is low, but the director (Bill Fishman) did a great job incorporating stock footage, animation, and a limited production schedule. Overall, if you like the song HAPPY TOGETHER, you will be entertained learning more about this group.

Also, Justin Henry, the child actor from Kramer vs. Kramer, turns out a great believable performance. Watch it.

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